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Vol S Janzen Jackson re-enrolled at Tennessee

Posted on: July 6, 2011 1:15 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2011 1:29 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

When last we heard from Tennessee safety Janzen Jackson, he'd left school after the Vols' Music City Bowl loss to concentrate on what Derek Dooley termed "personal issues." But Dooley expressed optimism Jackson would return, has repeated that optimism throughout the offseason and saw it repaid today when the university confirmed that Jackson has re-enrolled for summer classes.

As expected, Jackson is also back with the Volunteer football team and will be a "full participant" when practice resumes in August.

The news could not be better for Dooley and his Volunteers, who haven't enjoyed the smoothest of offseasons. Jackson isn't just an experienced upperclassman who starts at a position that has a lack of quality depth, but he walks back into the Vols' locker room as arguably the best player on the entire team.

A former five-star recruit from Louisiana, Jackson has more than lived up to the hype -- on the field, at least -- his first two years in Knoxville, earning second-team All-SEC honors last year after racking up five interceptions and 69 tackles.

Considering that no other Vol earned all-league recognition (at least from the conference's coaches), Dooley could ill-afford to lose a talent like Jackson. But at this stage, the coach can also ill-afford to lose any warm body, given that less than half of Jackson's star-studded and scandal-plagued 2009 recruiting class (the only one compiled by Lane Kiffin during his brief Vols tenure) is no longer with the team.

So if you happen to run into Dooley today and he's floating by on a cloud somewhere between 9 and 10, you'll know why.


Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 10:57 pm

Vol S Janzen Jackson re-enrolled at Tennessee

he had done a good job before, keep up the good work and wish you a better achivement in the near future.


Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 9:33 pm

Vol S Janzen Jackson re-enrolled at Tennessee

Hope he got those personal issues taken care of and has his mind right to play some Big Orange football. We need his talent and his total comitment to this football team.

Since: Aug 15, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2011 1:25 pm

Vol S Janzen Jackson re-enrolled at Tennessee

What sort of off campus issues has he had?

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2011 11:46 am

Vol S Janzen Jackson re-enrolled at Tennessee

Happy talk is great, but why no mention (none whatsoever, even in the extended article) of Jackson's troubles in Knoxville off campus?  Dooley's got the name and is a very good front man for marketing purposes, but it surely seems that Knox County manages to clear the way for athletes that can make an impact on the field, regardless of their legal or "personal" issues.  Just another example of what's inherently wrong with big money college athletics.  Random and selective enforcement of rules and regs.  What a pathetic comedy we support as fans.

Since: Aug 15, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2011 1:36 pm

Vol S Janzen Jackson re-enrolled at Tennessee

Outstanding.  I'm glad Jackson was able to take care of his "personal issues", and hope he has a great year....except during their game with the Gators of course.

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